Ascent of San Jacinto Peak on 2011-06-04

Climber: Joseph Hirniak

Date:Saturday, June 4, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:San Jacinto Peak
    Elevation:10839 ft / 3303 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left Marion Mountain Trailhead at 0550 hrs., and summitted at 0957 hrs. Left summit at 1010 hrs. Good weather but windy and brisk at summit. Plenty of snow on ground at Little Round Valley and switchbacks above. Difficult to find trail as snowbanks still covered path. Got lost on the return because trail was covered with snow. Returned to trailhead at 1320 hrs where I started.
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San Jacinto (C) and Tahquitz (R) from Cahuilla Mountain Trail (2014-02-23). Photo by Joseph Hirniak.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4479 ft / 1365 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.6 mi / 17.1 km
    Route:Marion Mountain/Deer Springs Trails
    Trailhead:Marion Mountain Trailhead  6360 ft / 1938 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
clear comfortable, cold and brisk at summit because fo wind.
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 7 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 10 Minutes

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